Jason Neville says he had a “fabulous” experience working with NHL coaches at the Humboldt Broncos selection camp on the weekend.

“For me it was the professionalism, how they carried themselves, how they interact with the kids,” said Neville, the Broncos assistant general manager.

“They’re used to dealing with NHL players up into their forties ... It’s amazing to me they can turn that switch and they’re interacting with and coaching and teaching 15-year-olds. I’m sure they haven’t coached a team that young in quite a few years so I was very impressed with that.”

Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock, Colorado Avalanche coach Jared Bednar and former player and St. Louis Blues broadcaster Kelly Chase helped run drills and games between teams of prospects.

“It was fabulous. I know the players were just absorbing anything they could on the ice from both Mike and Jared when they were running the practice sessions,” Neville said.

Broncos management then got to pick the pros’ brains not only about the camp, but hockey in general, Neville said.

The Broncos, on the advice of their scouts, had selected around 100 players to compete for a spot on the roster. Team officials evaluated them and will continue to scout other players through the summer before training camp opens in August.

“It was really a start to get our eyes on some of our prospects that are in our system already, then other players from outside the province that we wanted to see skate,” Neville said.